A park ranger at Warren Farm Nature Reserve is one of the faces of a campaign that highlights London National Park City and the people who are part of the community helping others make the most of green spaces.
London became the world’s first National Park City in 2019 and Chantal Woodun has been active in encouraging and showing others the wonders of Warren Farm and the importance of it.
On her website, Chantal explains: “As a Londoner, I am a city girl, but I have always enjoyed being around greenery and the natural world. Whilst I enjoy getting out into the British countryside, I realise the things I love can be found right on my doorstep and believe a connection with nature is critical for both mental health and a respect of the environment.”
Chantal added: “I understand how important it is to draw people’s attention to green spaces particularly in a city and as one of the first London National Park City Rangers, I want to help people to discover the amazing, wildlife, green spaces events and knowledge across London.”
London National Park City said in an announcement: “This summer we’re celebrating amazing grassroots organisations in every London Borough. To make London National Park City greener, healthier and wilder, then we need to #DoLondonDifferently. London National Park City’s new campaign for Summer 2023 introduces the amazing people doing just that.”
“These grassroots heroes are making a difference within their local communities either as London National Park City Rangers or leading inspiring neighbourhood projects that welcome everyone to play their part.”
Mark Cridge, executive director of National Park City said: “London National Park City introduces a new story for how cities can help make life better for all of us. The first chapter in this story began with the launch of London as the world’s first ever National Park City. Now we’re asking every Londoner how they can #DoLondonDifferently.”
Chris Dooley, head of social impact at JCDecaux UK said: “JCDecaux Community Channel is proud to be supporting this campaign, using the power of the public screen to raise awareness of London as a National Park City and to celebrate the work of volunteers in improving green spaces in the capital.”